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Revista Medica Herediana

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SIMON-CAMPOS, Mirna Paola et al. Dacryostenosis with acute dacryocistitis in an infant, a case report. Rev Med Hered [online]. 2021, vol.32, n.1, pp.42-45. ISSN 1018-130X.

The obstruction of the nasolacrimal conduct or dacryostenosis is the result of an incomplete canalization of such a conduct. The clinical manifestations start 2-3 weeks after birth and are characterized by epiphora and muco-purulent discharge. Dacryostenosis may lead to several complications such as acute dacrocystitis, that is a suppurative inflammation characterized by pain, erythema and swollen that can evolve to a lacrimal abscess, pre-septal cellulitis, orbital cellulitis, orbital abscess, cavernous sinus thrombosis, thrombosis of the superior ophthalmic vein and meningitis.

Keywords : Nasolacrimal duct; dacryocystitis; infant.

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